Baldwin sophomore looking to play key role for team


BALDWIN — Mary White is among the new players for the Baldwin girls basketball team looking to make key contributions this season.

She’s a sophomore for coach Doug Bolles’ team. It’s her first varsity season

She’s been playing a forward spot for Baldwin.

“Coach wants me to get rebounds and put it back up,” White said. “I try to muscle them out and make sure they don’t get it. I think I have good position to box out.”

White also tries to use her jumping ability to her advantage.

She’s continuing to work a lot on the art of rebounding, but is still in the learning curve of the sport. She was in practices during the break to try to keep improving on all aspects of the game.

Baldwin is off to 0-3 start, but has had some close losses.

“They’re looking pretty good,” White said. “We need to work on our communication. Other than that, everything else is good.”

The Panthers have been working at better shooting and White acknowledges that scoring has been a key challenge.

White and the Panthers return to action on Wednesday at home with Brethren and are at Manistee Catholic Jan. 9. The following week is a busy one with home games Jan. 12 with Traverse City Academy, Jan. 14 with Bear Lake and Jan. 16 with Crossroads.